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Rapid COVID-19 testing helps us stay open and stay together

BinaxNOW™ Self Test brings frequent and accessible rapid COVID-19 antigen testing to schools, colleges, universities and workplaces.

The knowledge we need to stay open and stay together

America is opening again. Even as more Americans get vaccinated, millions of unvaccinated adults and children are still carrying the virus, new COVID-19 variants threaten our return to normal and possible seasonal surges loom this fall and winter. BinaxNOW is the faster, simpler, more affordable and more accessible innovation in testing that we need to return to life with confidence. And thanks to the American Rescue Plan, every state in the country has access to funding to purchase COVID-19 tests and distribute them to schools, businesses, and key industries.

As schools, businesses and our communities move to reopen and stay open, this critical testing technology means institutions and industry can turn the page on long wait times for test results and adopt new simple testing protocols that meet their needs now and move us all forward.

Regular, rapid COVID-19 self-testing – that is simple to do, easy to afford, quick with results – lets us all do more than reopen. We can stay open and stay together.

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Our approach to variants

Abbott is intently monitoring the mutations of COVID-19 so we can ensure out tests can detect them. We have conducted a thorough analysis of the new variants, including the Delta variant, and we are confident that our tests remain effective. The Delta variant, along with all other variants of concern, are primarily defined by mutations in the spike protein. Abbott's diagnostic tests do not rely on the spike proteins to detect the virus, which means that these new variants do not affect test performance.

Based on our analysis, the sensitivity and specificity of our tests, including our BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests, are not impacted by the Delta variant. Learn more about Abbott's evaluation of the Delta variant and our commitment to monitoring COVID-19 variants to ensure test effectiveness.

The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

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Keeping K-12 Schools Open

Schools are opening again. As we balance smart precautions that help keep students and teachers healthy, with the drive to bring classrooms back to life, BinaxNOW Self Test will enable our schools to move forward with confidence. Now, students and teachers can learn if they are infectious within 15 minutes, before even going to school, rather than testing and quarantining whole classrooms for days waiting for test results.

By providing testing at greater scale and with greater frequency, rapid COVID-19 self-testing will mean schools don’t just reopen. They can stay open and stay in-person.

Getting Texas’ kids back in the classroom

Outside El Paso, Texas, the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) decided to allow teachers and students who wanted to return to in-person learning to do so. At the time YISD made this decision, COVID-19 positivity was 50% in the area, but by using rapid testing, including BinaxNOW rapid tests, YISD schools were able to keep their positivity rate below 1%. After the success of the initial pilot program, El Paso expanded their testing efforts to an additional 6,600 students and staff on a weekly basis. Reflecting the success of YISD, more school districts in Texas are offering rapid testing for their schools.

Learn more about school COVID-19 testing with BinaxNOW COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test
COVID-19 rapid testing is a critical tool to keep schools open

In a July 2021 survey, 68% of parents see regular testing as a critical component to keep schools open for in-person learning.

Watch our complimentary webinar

Mitigation and Testing Strategies for K-12 School Districts 
Speaker Mara G. Aspinall, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Select an easy BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test screening and reporting option

plug-n-play

Plug & Play
With existing school platform

full-service

Full-service solution
with Abbott's custom technology
Technology

Utilizes school’s existing tracking platform.

Examples of platforms we can support: PowerSchool and Phoenix.

Utilizes Abbott's NAVICA system – including app and web portal interfaces for individual testing.

Pre-test user
communications

List of pre-defined screening questions and symptom checker available for reference.

Automated text and/or email reminders to complete testing.

Self test
guidance

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

Step by step interactive guidance for conducting tests through NAVICA system.

Reporting

Handled by school through existing platform.

Ability to support CARES/Federal/State reporting.

Abbott service

Testing support as needed.

Full-service support across end-to-end process to mobilize and operate.

plug-n-play

Plug & Play
With existing school platform
Technology

Utilizes school’s existing tracking platform.

Examples of platforms we can support: PowerSchool and Phoenix.

PRE-TEST USER COMMUNICATIONS

List of pre-defined screening questions and symptom checker available for reference.

SELF TEST GUIDANCE

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

REPORTING

Handled by school through existing platform.

ABBOTT SERVICE

Testing support as needed.

full-service

Full-service solution
with Abbott's custom technology
TECHNOLOGY

Utilizes Abbott's NAVICA system – including app and web portal interfaces for individual testing.

PRE-TEST USER COMMUNICATIONS

Automated text and/or email reminders to complete testing.

SELF TEST GUIDANCE

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

Step by step interactive guidance for conducting tests through NAVICA system.

REPORTING

Ability to support CARES/Federal/State reporting.

ABBOTT SERVICE

Full-service support across end-to-end process to mobilize and operate.

Keeping Colleges & Universities Open

Colleges and Universities are opening again. BinaxNOW is the testing innovation that meets the needs of every higher-education institution where they are today and allows them to move forward with confidence. With simple self-testing protocols, students and faculty can learn if they are infectious in 15 minutes, rather than quarantine for days while they wait for results.

Rapid COVID-19 self-testing with BinaxNOW will mean colleges or university semesters don’t just start in person. They can stay open and stay on campus.

Reopening Northwestern’s Campus

Northwestern University, an iconic research university just outside of Chicago, successfully put in place new testing protocols using BinaxNOW for their 21,000 students and faculty. Using BinaxNOW for regular testing has allowed their campus to stay open and in person.

Learn more about higher education COVID-19 testing with BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test

Read more about Northwestern University’s successful BinaxNOW Pilot Program utilizing the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card.

Select an easy BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test screening and reporting option

plug-n-play

Plug & Play
With existing school platform

full-service

Full-service solution
with Abbott's custom technology
Technology

Utilizes school’s existing tracking platform.

Examples of platforms we can support: PowerSchool and Phoenix.

Utilizes Abbott's NAVICA system – including app and web portal interfaces for individual testing.

Pre-test user
communications

List of pre-defined screening questions and symptom checker for reference.

Automated text and/or email reminders to complete testing.

Self test
guidance

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

Step by step interactive guidance for conducting tests through NAVICA system.

Reporting

Handled by school through existing platform.

Ability to support CARES/Federal/State reporting.

Abbott service

Testing support as needed.

Full-service support across end-to-end process to mobilize and operate.

plug-n-play

Plug & Play
With existing school platform
TECHNOLOGY

Utilizes school’s existing tracking platform.

Examples of platforms we can support: PowerSchool and Phoenix.

PRE-TEST USER COMMUNICATIONS

List of pre-defined screening questions and symptom checker for reference.

SELF TEST GUIDANCE

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

REPORTING

Handled by school through existing platform.

ABBOTT SERVICE

Testing support as needed.

full-service

Full-service solution
with Abbott's custom technology
TECHNOLOGY

Utilizes Abbott's NAVICA system – including app and web portal interfaces for individual testing.

PRE-TEST USER COMMUNICATIONS

Automated text and/or email reminders to complete testing.

SELF TEST GUIDANCE

Digital tool kit including:

- Step-by-step procedure guide (PDF and videos)
- Website based FAQs

Step by step interactive guidance for conducting tests through NAVICA system.

REPORTING

Ability to support CARES/Federal/State reporting.

ABBOTT SERVICE

Full-service support across end-to-end process to mobilize and operate.

 

Keeping Workplaces Open

Businesses are opening again. BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test meets the needs of those businesses today and will give employees the confidence to return to in-person work and move forward. Each workplace is different – whether it’s a factory, a small retail storefront, or a large collaborative corporate office – and rapid self-testing with BinaxNOW allows businesses of all types and sizes to customize testing protocol to serve their unique workforce.

Rapid COVID-19 self-testing will mean businesses in every community can do more than open, they can stay open and stay thriving.

Keeping Abbott’s Own Operations Running

Abbott created a BinaxNOW rapid testing protocol and deployed across 40 worksites – from the factory floor to corporate headquarters. That protocol allowed Abbott to stay open since Fall 2020, with less than 1% positivity across all locations.

Learn more about workplace COVID-19 testing with BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test

Read more about Abbott Laboratories’ successful BinaxNOW Pilot Program utilizing the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card.

 

BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test

A simple solution for COVID-19 infection detection, with rapid results in the convenience of home

  • Available over-the-counter test
  • Detects active COVID-19 infection
  • Get results in 15 minutes

Download the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test Product Insert

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BINAXNOW™ COVID-19 ANTIGEN SELF-TEST

This video will show you how to use the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test.

Frequently Asked Questions

The BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization. It has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARSCoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens, and are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated or authorization is revoked sooner. BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test should be performed twice in 3 days, at least 36 hours apart.

   

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